Natural History Society of Maryland:
Exploring & Preserving Maryland's Natural Treasures

Events

Upcoming events

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Safe Harbor Park 5365 River Road · Conestoga , pa
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    DISCOVER FIRST HAND ANCIENT COMMUNICATION FROM NATIVE AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS.

    Travel by canoe with NHSM and Petroglyph expert Paul Nevin along the Susquehanna. The carvings, which take the shape of animals, human figures and symbols, can be found on rocks rising out of the Susquehanna River. Dating back as many as 1,000 years. In the early 1600s, the Susquehannock Indians, for whom the Susquehanna River is named, occupied its namesake valley and traded with the arriving Europeans. Even before the Susquehannocks, the valley was home to the Algonquin-speaking Shenks Ferry people, who began fishing the river’s waters and farming along its banks in the 1300s.



    Link to the Adventure: https://vimeo.com/155413740

    COST: Cost: Members $55, non members $65/ $25 Kids AGES: 10 and up. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

    LIMIT: 16 people

    DURATION: approx. 3.5 hours


    CANOES AND PFDs PROVIDED BY NHSM.


    Payment in advance is required. Please pay online at http://marylandnature.org/events/ - (scroll down to get to the event.)

    Note: "Member" refers to being a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland NOT a member of the Natural History Society's Meetup page. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please follow this link to join; https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/

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    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland and visit www.marylandnature.org for more information. Thank you for your support!


    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stratford Cliffs / Stratford Hall Plantation 483 Great House Road, Montross, VA 22520 · Montross, VA
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    We are so excited to be returning to Stratford Cliffs for some fossil hunting this year and hope you can join us! Stratford Cliffs, located in Montross, Virginia (on the south side of the Potomac River, adjacent to Westmoreland State Park) is part of the Stratford Hall plantation owned by four generations of the Lee family (and is now cared for by the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation).

    The estate encompasses 1,900 acres of farmlands and forests on a high bluff overlooking the Potomac River. The Cliffs, which are part of the Calvert Formation, are a rare geological phenomenon. The Calvert Formation cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River rank among the most important fossil research sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. They were formed when land replaced an ancient sea. Fossils found here are composed of compacted marine plant and animal matter dating from the Miocene Epoch–approximately 17 to 10 million years ago.

    Fossilized remains found at this site indicate a sea filled with primitive shark-toothed porpoises, salt-water crocodiles, sea cows, gopher turtles, rays, whales and sharks. Thousands of shark teeth found along this area attest to the frequency of the sharks, largest among them being Carcharodon megalodon, or Giant White Shark, with teeth measuring 7 inches or more.

    This is an amazing opportunity at an incredible site with fantastic experts. Most of the land along the shoreline is privately owned, and public access is severely limited, so don’t miss this opportunity!

    The driving time from Baltimore is an estimated 3 hours.

    Fee: $30 NHSM Members / $40 Non-Members / $12 Kids (12 and under)

    Additional information and specific location will be provided to attendees closer to the trip date.

    Payment in advance is required. Please pay online at http://marylandnature.org/events/ - (scroll down to get to the event.)

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    Note: "Member" refers to being a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland NOT a member of the Natural History Society's Meetup page. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please follow this link to join; https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/

    ***
    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland and visit www.marylandnature.org for more information. Thank you for your support!


    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4195 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
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    Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits to you and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about wild edibles available in the summer. He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble along the way, as well as those that you need to bring home to prepare for a meal. You will also learn how to forage in a safe and sustainable manner.

    Chanterelle mushrooms should be peaking around this date and Nick will instruct you on their identification.

    Cost: $15 per person.

    Payment in advance is required. Please pay online at http://marylandnature.org/events/ - (scroll down to get to the event.)

    http://marylandnature.org/events/

    Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.

    ********Please note: The entrance to Hall Spring area of Herring Run Park is at the intersection of Harford Road and Argonne Drive/Parkside Drive. Drive down the park service road and meet at the colorful building near the basketball court.

    Nick Spero loves to hunt and fish, and primitive technology has piqued his interest since he was a child.

    Please view this NPR produced video about Nick:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1xwtvP9Vls

    Nick's cell phone number is 410-371-7223

    Note: "Member" refers to being a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland NOT a member of the Natural History Society's Meetup page. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please follow this link to join; https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/

    ***
    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland and visit www.marylandnature.org for more information.

    Thank you for your support!

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Natural History Society of MD - 6908 Belair Road - Overlea - 21206
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    If mosses intrigue you when you hike and you'd like to know more about them, this is your chance. Using slides, dramatization, models, and microscope work, Linda Davis will introduce participants to moss anatomy, life cycle, ecology, human use, and gardening.

    Linda and her husband, Charles Davis, have inventoried mosses and liverworts for the National Park Service at Great Falls Park, Virginia, and at Piscataway Park and Fort Washington Parks in Maryland. They facilitate a Natural History Society of Maryland moss study group that meets monthly at the Benjamin Banneker Center.

    Location:  Natural History Society of Maryland - 6908 Belair Road - 21206

    Cost: $15 payable in advance only at www.marylandnature.org

    (Photo:  Moss - Leucobryum)

Past events

12 Aug 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Herp Day at NHSM
29 Jul 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Shark Fest at NHSM
28 Jul 2018 Moss Workshop
28 Jul 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls
22 Jul 2018 Guided Susquehanna Petroglyph Canoe Trip
15 Jul 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Butterflies of the world AND your backyard!
30 Jun 2018 Moss Workshop
30 Jun 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
17 Jun 2018 Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs
10 Jun 2018 Nature Connections: Preparing Wild Edibles
06 Jun 2018 June 6 Fossil Club Meeting
31 May 2018 May Lep Club Meeting
26 May 2018 Moss Workshop
02 May 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Paleontologist Dr. Stephen Godfrey on the Megalodon Shark
29 Apr 2018 Guided Canoe Trip on the Gunpowder, Hammerman Area
28 Apr 2018 Guided Trip: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Cliffs
28 Apr 2018 Moss Workshop
22 Apr 2018 Guided Wild Edible Hike: Looking for Morels
21 Apr 2018 Vernal Pool Walk - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM
21 Apr 2018 NEW DATE - Guided Hike: Exploring the Ruins of the Northampton Iron Furnace
14 Apr 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool
08 Apr 2018 Nature Connections: Primitive Technologies
05 Apr 2018 Understanding Weather and Climate - 6 Session Course with Martin Schmidt
31 Mar 2018 Moss Workshop
30 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 30
25 Mar 2018 Nature Connections: Creatures of Vernal Pools
23 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 23
17 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Saturday March 17
14 Mar 2018 Archaeology for Everybody: 6 Session Course with Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer
09 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 9
03 Mar 2018 Guided Hike: Looking for Beavers in Herring Run Park
25 Feb 2018 Nature Connections: Skulls and Teeth
24 Feb 2018 Moss Workshop
21 Feb 2018 Interactive Lecture: May the Quartz Be With You
18 Feb 2018 Nature Songs with Stina: Wetlands, and Meadows, and Forests, Oh My!
18 Feb 2018 RESCHEDULED - Guided Hike: Looking for Bald Eagles in Loch Raven Reservoir
28 Jan 2018 Archaeological Society of MD - Unearthed Stories of the Lincoln Assassination
10 Jan 2018 Science Cafe with Alex Jansen: The Use of Coastal Archaeology to Aid in Today’s Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay
30 Dec 2017 Moss Workshop
25 Nov 2017 Moss Workshop
12 Nov 2017 Nature Connections: Migrations -- Birds, Butterflies, and Buteos
08 Nov 2017 Recovering from Deer Damage: What is Most Important to You? Lecture with Eugene Meyer
05 Nov 2017 Nature Connections: Pesky Critters
05 Nov 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
21 Oct 2017 Baltimore Bats Walk with Ela-Sita Carpenter
18 Oct 2017 Baltimore Bats Lecture with Ela-Sita Carpenter
11 Oct 2017 National Fossil Day with Paleontologist Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey
24 Sep 2017 Wild Edible Walk with Nick Spero in Herring Run Park
10 Sep 2017 What's all the buzzzzzz at the Natural History Society?
27 Aug 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
10 Aug 2017 Elmer Kreisel: Past and Present Solar Eclipses
06 Aug 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
29 Jul 2017 Moss Workshop
22 Jul 2017 July 22 Lep Club Campout at Green Ridge State Forest
08 Jul 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
25 Jun 2017 Nature Connections: Life of the Chesapeake Bay
24 Jun 2017 June 24 Lep Club campout at Green Ridge State Forest
24 Jun 2017 Moss Workshop
17 Jun 2017 NHSM Lep Club: Moths and Creatures of the Night
17 Jun 2017 Maryland Entomological Society Field Trip
16 Jun 2017 Central Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. June Meeting
11 Jun 2017 Nature Connections: Preparing Wild Edibles
27 May 2017 Moss Workshop
25 Mar 2017 Moss Workshop
22 Mar 2017 Botany for Beginners - with Vanessa Beauchamp - Six Sessions – $144.00 (USD)
27 Feb 2017 Maryland Mammals - with Kerry Wixted - Five Sessions
25 Feb 2017 Moss Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Moss Workshop
31 Dec 2016 Moss Workshop
26 Nov 2016 Moss Workshop
06 Nov 2016 Fossil Trip: Stratford Cliffs, with John Nance
29 Oct 2016 Moss Workshop
16 Oct 2016 Fossil Trip: Scientists Cliffs, with John Nance
13 Oct 2016 October 13 Mushroom Walk
04 Oct 2016 Maryland's Geology - with Martin Schmidt - Six Sessions
24 Sep 2016 Moss Workshop
21 Sep 2016 WILD PLANT WORKSHOP SERIES: demonstrations for using wild plants for a variety of techniques and applications
20 Sep 2016 volunteer night
27 Aug 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Aug 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
17 Aug 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
30 Jul 2016 Moss Workshop
17 Jul 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
13 Jul 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
22 Jun 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
18 Jun 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
28 May 2016 Moss Workshop
21 May 2016 Spring Bird Walk - Cromwell Valley Park
30 Apr 2016 Moss Workshop
26 Mar 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Mar 2016 A Celebration of Song with Wil Hershberger
27 Feb 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Feb 2016 William Hamilton Gibson: Naturalist, Artist, Author
17 Feb 2016 May the Quartz Be With You
30 Jan 2016 Moss Workshop
16 Jan 2016 History of Life Through Fossils
26 Dec 2015 Moss Workshop
28 Nov 2015 Moss Workshop
24 Oct 2015 Moss Workshop
17 Oct 2015 Basic Botanical Drawing with Mary Ellen Carsley
14 Oct 2015 History of Life Through Fossils
10 Oct 2015 Listening for Bats with Shannon Pederson
28 Sep 2015 What's this plant?
26 Sep 2015 Maryland Fish - In the River with Stan Kemp
26 Sep 2015 Moss Workshop
14 Sep 2015 What's this plant?
29 Aug 2015 Moss Workshop
24 Aug 2015 What's this plant?
10 Aug 2015 What's this plant?
06 Aug 2015 Songs of Insects with Wil Hershberger
27 Jul 2015 What's this plant?
25 Jul 2015 Moss Workshop
The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.


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